HMS Albion

Date: March 2012

Customer: Babcock International Group

Location: Devonport Royal Dockyard


HMS Albion was entering a two year lay up period.  This involves such things as removing, storing and then refitting high value assets such as Caley Davits, electric / hydraulic operated doors and various weather deck fittings.  In addition a lot of the internal rooms are also fitted with expensive dehumidified equipment (DHE).

1) The Task

Babcock approached HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd (HSL) to provide a solution that would result in equipment being protected from corrosion in situ, whilst at the same time allowing the equipment to be placed back into use at short notice.

2) Product Used

  • VpCI 101
  • VpCI 132
  • VpCI 137 Foam
  • VpCI 105 Emitter
  • VpCI 111 Emitter
  • VpCI 369D Aerosol
  • VpCI 126 Blue Film
  • MilCorr Shrink Film

3) The Solution

The internal volumes of the rooms were protected using VpCI 132 and 137 foam any electric boxes within these rooms were also protected with VpCI 105 / 111 emitters.  Any vents etc. within these rooms that were connected to other areas were treated with VpCI 126 Blue film.  Various external and internal electric boxes were treated with VpCI 105 and 111 emitters.

A number of weather deck fittings were treated with VpCI 369D aerosol. The Caley Davits, doors, LCVP units and various control units / bleed boxes etc. were treated with VpCI 132 foam and MilCorr shrink film.

Note: A full written report is available for this trial.

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